AFL and Collingwood great Terry Waters has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, the club announced on Tuesday
AFL legend and Hall of Fame member Terry Waters has died at the age of 76.
Collingwood announced on Tuesday night Waters – who captained the club for two seasons in 1970 and 1971 – had lost his battle with cancer.
Waters led Collingwood in goal-kicking twice across his 10-year career and earned an All-Australian selection in 1969.
The club great played in three Grand Finals – in 1964, 1966 and 1970 – but never won a premiership – losing on the sport’s biggest stage by a collective total of just 15 points.
He was inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2010.
‘The Collingwood Football Club extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Terry Waters; a club captain, Copeland Trophy winner and Hall of Fame member who has passed away after a battle with cancer,’ the club said in a statement.
Waters is pictured in 2014. He was an All-Australian selection in 1969 and inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2010
‘Waters is survived by his wife Jane, son Tom and daughter Charlotte.
‘The decorated career of Waters began in 1963, when he kicked 50 goals in a debut season that saw him win Collingwood’s best first year player award and immediate high regard that would be justified over the next eight seasons with a Copeland Trophy in 1966, All-Australian selection in 1969 and captaincy of the club in 1970 and 1971.
‘In all, Waters would play 163 matches and, after a soaring start as a key forward, evolve into a commanding marking player further afield.
The club said Collingwood players would wear black armbands in its match against Fremantle on Sunday to honour Waters
‘He kicked 117 goals in his first 53 matches but gave up the goal square to Peter McKenna in 1965.
‘Waters then won his Copeland and regular state selection for Victoria as a ruck-rover and outstanding intercept defender.’
The club said Collingwood players would wear black armbands in its match against Fremantle on Sunday to honour Waters.